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July 24, 2014

Transaction Analysis

Tigers Bullpen Gets Less Sorry

by R.J. Anderson and Jordan Gorosh



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DETROIT TIGERS
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Acquired RHP Joakim Soria from the Rangers in exchange for RHPs Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson. [7/23]

Despite Dave Dombrowski's best efforts last winter, the Tigers bullpen has again proved problematic. His attempts at remedies—Joe Nathan, Ian Krol, Joel Hanrahan, and Joba Chamberlain—have failed to, respectively, secure the ninth inning, replace Drew Smyly as a shutdown southpaw, recover from Tommy John surgery, and maintain acceptable grooming habits. And so Dombrowski—always willing to leverage his farm system to better his big-league club through trades—opted to go outside the organization for relief help once more. This time by acquiring the best closer available.

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